You’re Invited to the Showing of PARADE

ADDO Creative Arts Consultancy

Parade is a multi-media sound and film installation created by John Rea

Maindee Library, 79 Chepstow Road, Newport NP19 8BY


Thursday 14 Feb, 8pm / Friday 15 Feb, 8pm / Saturday 16 Feb, 2pm + 6pm

PARADE is a multi-media installation by John Rea that presents a new and unique view of Maindee, featuring the people themselves. It will involve special performances of the work in Maindee Library, alongside the launch of a specially designed online portal featuring individual portraits, that highlight the personal histories, opinions, and issues that matter to the people of Maindee, in their own words. It is hoped these sound portraits convey something of what it means to live in the area, in a new and revealing way, by giving a platform for the people to speak: the true voices of those who live, study, work, volunteer, and worship here.

This commission has been co-curated by Joanne Sutton (Maindee Unlimited) and Sarah Pace (Addo) and was funded as part of Finding Maindee – a three-year project supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Ideas: People: Places strategic programme, which aims to test new models of regeneration and collaboration through the arts. Finding Maindee was part-funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Charitable Trust and the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme through Newport City Council.

Llyfrgell Maindee Library is run by dedicated volunteers and managed by the trustees of registered charity, Maindee Unlimited. It is built upon a love for books, community solidarity, coffee and the preservation of services for future generations.

Ideas:People:Places Project, Maindee Library, Newport

Maindee Unlimited are inviting applications from Sound Artists to produce a new art installation for the newly refurbished Maindee Library building, a volunteer-run community space in Maindee on the eastern side of Newport city centre. 

The commissioned work will be situated and made in response to aspects of the social and cultural ecology of Maindee and will form part of the wider Finding Maindee: Mappa Maindee programme.  The commission will culminate in a launch event at Maindee Library in November 2018.  This will mark the end of the Ideas: People: Places project in Maindee but will also signal the start of a programme of arts & cultural events and activities that Maindee Unlimited plan to continue to host in the newly refurbished library, known as Maindee Library.

Budget: £13,000, inclusive of VAT

Commission is expected to run from August – November 2018

Deadline for Applications is Midnight 25 July 2018

Interviews are scheduled for 07 August 2018

Full brief and details of how to apply may be downloaded here ( .

This commission is part of Finding Maindee – a three-year project supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Ideas: People: Places (  strategic programme, which aims to test new models of regeneration and collaboration through the arts.  The project is part-funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Charitable Trust, the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme through Newport City Council and others.

The commission is being co-curated by Jo Sutton (Maindee Unlimited ( ) and Sarah Pace (Addo ( ).

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FOURTEEN – Challenging Perceptions of Disability in the Mid Rhondda

Fourteen_1– Join the Conversation

14 February 2017, 15:30 – 17:30

Cambrian Lakeside Cafe Bar, Cambrian Industrial Park, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX

Do you live or work in Mid Rhondda?

Are you interested in addressing and challenging perceptions of disability?

Do you want to increase participation in cultural activity and the arts in Tonypandy, Trealaw, Penygraig, Clydach or Llwynypia?

If so then you are warmly invited to discuss and share ideas for an exciting new contemporary art project called Fourteen, which aims to address and challenge perceptions of disability in the Mid Rhondda.

addo has recently been awarded funding by Community Foundation in Wales through the Fourteen programme to work with Mid Rhondda communities (Tonypandy, Trealaw, Penygraig, Clydach and Llwynypia) to produce a contemporary art project that addresses and challenges perceptions of disability in all its forms (e.g. sensory, physical, mental health illness, issues that affect the elderly) and increases participation in cultural activity and the arts.

The Research & Development Phase of the project has just started and so we’re inviting anyone living or working in the Mid Rhondda and with an interest in addressing and challenging perceptions of disability to join us to discuss and share potential ideas, opportunities, constraints, partnerships and issues for the project.

This event takes the form of a drop in session and will help to inform how the project is developed and produced.

You’re invited to drop in for few minutes or stay for longer, grab a cuppa and chat about your ideas.

Refreshments will be available.

Working in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru / Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Arts Development Team and Mid-Rhondda Communities First, the Fourteen Project will seek to benefit people living in the geographical community of Mid Rhondda, which includes the areas of Tonypandy, Trealaw, Penygraig, Clydach and Llwynypia.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and has parking. There will also be two Palantypists/SLI. Please email [email protected] to tell us about any access requirements you may have.

If you can’t make the event but are interested to find out more about the project or get involved, please email [email protected].